TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
云-order.gif

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Small seal script
云-oracle.svg 云-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形), originally a stylized picture of clouds. The character was subsequently borrowed for a homophone meaning "say" and the original meaning came to be represented by through the addition of a semantic ("rain") component.

The simplified form adopted by the People's Republic of China in the 1950s eliminates this later addition and uses 云 for both "say" and "cloud".

Han characterEdit

(radical 7 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一一戈 (MMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 86, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 254
  • Dae Jaweon: page 178, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 384, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E91

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2Edit

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simp. and trad.
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PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

  1. (classical) to say; to speak (used when quoting from a source)

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(un) (hangeul , revised un, McCune-Reischauer un)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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